Long Reads Of The Week – 25 January

5 great reads you may have missed from around the web

1 | Are you 'internet sexual'? Medium's Emily Witt spends time with the inhabitants of Chaturbate, the live-cam sharing site where perverts, exhibitionists and 'performance artists' are blurring the lines of human sexuality – and possibly redefining it altogether.

2 | Daniel J Levitin believes the modern world is bad for our brains. In an extract of his new book published on the Guardian, he argues that our addiction to multitasking on the internet is making us less efficient.

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3 | Ever wondered what it would have felt like to hear Nina Simone sing live? 'A Raised Voice', Claudia Roth Pierpont's excellent feature on the legendary singer and her legacy for The New Yorker, may be the closest you'll get to finding out.

4 | Outside magazine's Elliott D. Woods looks at America's thriving wolf population and wonders what the future may hold for 'the most polarising animal in the west' that many politicians (and hunters) want to see eradicated.

5 | Vanity Fair's Ted Conover explores the use of solitary confinement both at Guantánamo and prisons around the U.S, to uncover the unique psychological damage inflicted by the controversial punishment.